י״ג לחודש הרביעי תשע״ד
I was directed to the following Facebook status, which was posted on Life In Israel.
Gershon Baskin ((Hebrew: גרשון בסקין), born in NY in 1956) Is the founder and Co-Chairman of IPCRI - Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, (in 2014 IPCRI was "rebranded" by its new co-directors and now stands for "Israel Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives") dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of "two-states for two peoples" solution. He is a social and political activist and a researcher of the Israeli Palestinian conflict and peace process. Baskin is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. Baskin holds a Ph.D. in International relations from the University of Greenwich.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Even though the commenter on Life In Israel, who suggested that Baskin was full of himself, and taking more credit than he deserves, is probably right, this is an interesting post. It is just the kind of attitude and post that one would think would turn heads and change minds. But, it won't.
Esau hates Ya'aqov and Yishmael hates Ya'aqov.
We stand alone. We need to accept this already, and accept that our faith needs to be in The Almighty, and not in the "international community's" acceptance and validation of our existence
Hopefully, it will not take too much more of an increase in pain to get this though our thick skulls.
We need to stand on our own two feet. This will be difficult, but in the long term, good for us, both psychologically and spiritually.
In the meantime, Basking should be applauded for his efforts. Yep! That's right, applauded for his efforts. Even a silly leftist can get credit for attempting to save Jewish lives....
Even if it is for the wrong reasons.